■Kyoto “Kurotani Washi” × Kyoto “Wagasa shop Tsujikura”
A traditional craft that has been preserved and nurtured through a long history.
“Kurotani Washi,” from the paper-making village of Ayabe, Kyoto, is a very rare type of Japanese paper that is made entirely by hand by craftsmen.
Kurotani washi is used in the restoration of cultural properties because of its durability and longevity, and its ability to withstand long-term preservation.
Tsujikura’s skilled craftsmen carefully crafted this rare Kurotani Unryu paper into a Janome umbrella over a long period of time.
We are pleased to offer you a superb product of “Kyoto Kurotani Washi” and “Kyoto Wagasa shop Tsujikura”.
■Kyoto Kurotani high quality Tsukiyakko “Chinese phoenix”
The Chinese phoenix is known as a symbol of auspiciousness and is often depicted as a symbol of the power and virtue of kings and emperors because of its beautiful appearance and noble character.
This Japanese umbrella is made from Kurotani (Kyoto) Washi Unryu paper, the strongest of Tsujikura’s Japanese umbrellas.
The “Chinese phoenix” is expressed by this Japanese umbrella, which has both beauty and toughness.
≪Kurotani Washi, the home of paper-making in Ayabe, Kyoto≫
The number of washi craftsmen has been decreasing with the changing times, and is now in the single digits.
However, the number of craftsmen is still relatively young, mainly in their 30s and 40s, and the production area is very active.
While preserving the traditional “handmade paper” technique that has continued for more than 800 years, the production area is also strengthening the development of new products and the production area’s brand.
Specifications: Rain umbrella
Material: Kyoto Kurotani handmade paper (waterproofed)
Shaft : Black Bamboo
Latch : Wooden
Headband: Waterproof double-layered cloth